Benefits Children with Autism

Read It Once Again curriculum units and teaching strategies are especially effective for children with autism.

img_girl-pigtails-letterDRepeating stories and foundational concepts in a predictable and systematic format help those who struggle with processing receptive and using expressive language.  Read It Once Again  uses the power of repetition to facilitate skills necessary to organize and process language concepts.   This teaching strategy provides a language rich environment where the child will gain confidence and the ability to improve both receptive and expressive language skills.

Our Level 1 activities reinforce basic fundamental concepts and are consistently offered in a variety of literacy based lessons throughout every unit and in each domain. Children with autism learn best when the environment and teaching strategies are solidly predictable with elements of creativity and exploration woven into each day.  Read It Once Again uniquely provides a flexible structure that promotes creativity and exploration.

Language skills are embedded into the activities in the domains of Speech and Language, Cognitive, Motor, Daily Living, and Socialization.   Read It Once Again ensures that your child will be constantly immersed into a language rich environment.

Goals and objectives for activities provided in each domain of every unit are designed to fulfill the requirements of many Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) for children with special needs.  This feature enhances the probability of mastering IEP goals and objectives.

Most of the concepts in our activities are offered in multiple levels of difficulty.  This allows teachers to work on a particular skill individually or in a small group setting with children functioning at different levels.  Every child has the opportunity to be successful which promotes a “can-do” attitude and fosters positive self-esteem.

Read It Once Again Literary units are presented in a format which encourages teachers, therapists, parents and other related services to easily share the content of the curriculum.  The storybook, the unit, its goals and objectives, and related activities in each domain become the common factors which unite professionals to intertwine and overlap services.  Therapists can easily provide push- in services in the classroom which benefit teachers and most importantly, children.

Which units would you recommend for my children with autism?

We suggest using Level 1 units for young children first entering your program to ensure that your children have solidly mastered the most basic foundational skills.  Activities in Level 2 units can be introduced later in the year if your children are ready to comprehend higher levels of learning.  Click here to see our Level 1 Skills and Concepts matrix.  Click here to view our Level 2 Skills and Concepts matrix.

Read It Once Again offers units for 30 different storybook titles.  That ensures teachers will have a three year rotation of units so that children who stay with your program for three years do not need to repeat a unit or story.

Read It Once Again suggests using units found in Package #3, Rhyme, Rhythm, and Repetition.

The repetitive rhyming text found in these books is a powerful tool for initiating and expanding receptive and expressive speech and language skills.

Click here for more Package 3 Information.

Read It Once Again

Read It Once Again preschool curriculums incorporate traditional, familiar children's literature into thematic units to promote early literacy. The curriculums include objectives, activities, and assessments necessary to provide young children with a language rich educational program to meet the basic needs in each of the five domains commonly addressed in the prekindergarten classroom. While the curriculum is appropriate for all young children, Read It Once Again uniquely uses rhyme, rhythm and repetition as the foundational approach to teaching, making this curriculum especially effective for children with autism, language delays, or developmental delays.